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Grateful Dead Live at Grand Prix Racecourse on 1973-07-27

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Grateful Dead Live at Grand Prix Racecourse on 1973-07-27


Topics Live concert


Promised Land, Sugaree, Mexicali Blues, Bird Song, Big River, Tennessee Jed Mississippi Half Step, Me & My Uncle, Jam-> Wharf Rat, Around & Around


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Grand Prix Racecourse
Location Watkins Glen, NY

Source Audience Recording
Lineage AudMC stereo> ? > C > DAT > WAV > SHN, unknown taper
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Notes

AudMC stereo> ? > C > DAT > WAV > SHN, unknown taper; A>D by Noah Weiner: Cassette playback on Nakamichi MR-1 > Fostex D5 DAT (A>D only)> Turtle Beach Montego II Digital I/O > Sound Forge(wav edits and track IDs)> SHNTOOL (SBE fix) > MKWAct (shn)

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Reviewer: jsnikeris - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 8, 2015
Subject: Jam: listen to it
I swear it sounds like you can hear angels singing towards the end of the jam.
Reviewer: Vermoontains - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 10, 2013
Subject: Celestial
I hear from 15 or so of Jam on Jerry playing Starship

Have you seen the stars tonight...
Isn't this like the end of Blows, Starship
What are you gonna do when you see your lady strolling...
Andromeda...
Reviewer: njpg - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 2, 2013
Subject: -
Brilliant jam! Amazing for a soundcheck.
Reviewer: IkeV - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 30, 2012
Subject: Great recording!
In many ways I prefer this to the SBD. It doesn't have those harsh cuts and once the ear get accustomed, it's a very nice recording.
Reviewer: steamdude - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 8, 2011
Subject: Nothing beats a freebie
This was actually a sound check, a rehearsal, a freebie, or whatever you want to call it. I was there. The music was all supposed to be Saturday, the 28th, but by late afternoon Friday, there were probably already a quarter million people there, so the band decided to noodle around. I seem to remember the high points actually being higher than Saturday afternoon. Didn't Bobby somewhere say "you'll forgive us" for the laid back sound check nature of the set.

And if you want the epitome of the Dead, perhaps the highest point of that year for this fan, who's seen them hundreds of times, take a listen to the last six or seven minutes of "Jam" (right before Wharf Rat). When you look up Grateful Dead in the dictionary of rock and roll, that clip will likely play!
Reviewer: gratedude69 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 10, 2010
Subject: watkins glen soundcheck
enough said...jam is great, bird song fun, good aud, special stuff
Reviewer: laffingwater69 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 19, 2009
Subject: good stuff :)
spak is right on.
Reviewer: john.page10 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 26, 2009
Subject: Good show
not much else to say. i recommend it.
Reviewer: spak - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 27, 2005
Subject: Nice recording...
...given the crowded, muddy circumstances 32 years ago today. In fact, this stacks up well against the SBD in that the sound is both full, and adds some crowd reaction. It also doesn't have the harsh cuts in Bird Song, 1/2 Step, and the Big Jam present in the SBD. (Note: I haven't heard the Charlie Miller SBD version, just the other older one, on both cassette and SHN)

Judging by the patches using the other AUD version, this one sounds much better to my ears, and definitely deserves more attention than it's gotten (approx 160 directory views as of this review :( )...
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